With the well-deserved moniker of “the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”, Barbados spoils foodies for choice with its diverse restaurant scene. From little-known secret finds to Zagat-rated restaurants, our Concierge has rounded up an appetizing menu of restaurant recommendations on Barbados’ East Coast.
Zen, the flagship restaurant of The Crane Resort, has the distinction of being Zagat rated as Barbados’ No. 1 for food. In a magnificent cliff-top setting overlooking the moonlit waves of the famed Crane Beach, Zen serves up authentic Thai and Japanese delicacies in a sophisticated Asian-inspired interior – including a showpiece Tatami room with a recessed floor!
Just opposite The Crane, you’ll find Le Shack, a vibrant restaurant serving up an eclectic menu of French-Barbadian fusion cuisine shaped by chef partners Ashned Felix and Jean Jacques Carquillat. The origins of this partnership can be found at The Crane where the two met when Chef Jean Jacques consulted and trained Chef Ashned. Today, they will delight patrons with the unexpected in a beautifully intimate atmosphere enhanced by a passionate and professional team.
Cutters Bajan Deli
Named for the famed Barbadian flying fish cutter (a delicious sandwich for the uninitiated), Cutters Bajan Deli is an easy stroll from The Crane. A long-time favourite spot of the Resort’s guests and owners alike, Cutters is a family-owned operation offering a delicious selection of tasty Caribbean food served up with an award-winning Rum Punch.
Dis Ole House Kitchen & Beer Garden
A recent addition to the island’s restaurant scene, Dis Ole House Kitchen & Beer Garden is conveniently located just a couple minutes’ drive away from The Crane Private Residences. What was once a century-old Barbadian family home has been elevated to a trendy yet casual al fresco dining experience with beautiful accents of Barbadiana. On the menu are creative takes on traditional local favourites as well as a full roster of live entertainment by talented local musicians to keep patrons coming back for more.
The Bay Tavern
Dine off the beaten path at The Bay Tavern – the Eastern fishing village of Martins Bay’s answer to Oistins in the South. Renowned for its Thursday Seafood Lime that epitomises Barbados’ laid-back, fun-loving culture, The Bay Tavern feeds the spirit and the palate with delicious, fresh-caught seafood dishes.
Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar
Synonymous with Barbados’ historic fishing village Bathsheba, is Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar – a century-old family-run operation. Patrons will enjoy this bustling restaurant serving up Continental Caribbean cuisine set against the backdrop of incomparable views of the island’s ruggedly beautiful Atlantic coast.
Uncle Joe’s Seaside Bar & Grill
There’s nothing quite as quintessentially Barbados as a rum shop, which is a must-do for every visitor to the island. Nestled in the heart of Bathsheba, Uncle Joe’s offers the charming aesthetic of a rum shop with an elevated twist. Uncle Joe’s menu offers typical rum shop fare such as fish cakes and cutters with additional hearty meals such as meat and seafood platters,
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